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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Will Call These 3 Games Week 1

Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN's College Football Playoff rankings show.

Week 1 of the college football season is just over two weeks away. We're personally counting down the days.

There are a number of marquee matchups on the first weekend. ESPN has assigned Kirk Herbstreit to call three of those games.

Herbstreit, the longtime ESPN analyst and commentator, is part of the network's top broadcasting team, along with play-by-play man Chris Fowler and sideline reporter Maria Taylor.

ESPN announced the broadcasting assignments for Week 1 today. Fowler, Herbstreit and Taylor will team up for two games.

  • 2018 Camping World Kickoff from Orlando: Louisville vs. Alabama, Saturday Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Virginia Tech at Florida State, Monday Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

Additionally, Herbstreit will work with Taylor and play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming on Thursday, August 30 for a Big Ten showdown between Purdue and Northwestern.

That game will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Herbstreit will be featured on ABC/ESPN's top prime time broadcasts this year, as well as on ESPN College GameDay.